Semana Santa (Holy Week), between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday every year in April is a very special time in Spain, particularly Malaga. This year the Gypsy (Gitanos) procession couldn’t start due to the wet and slippery conditions. I photographed them as they waited hopefully and witnessed their distress on hearing it was cancelled. See also my photographs of the Spanish Foreign Legion guarding a Crucifix and my Maundy Thursday photographs from Marbella.

View full post »

In September 2011 I spent two weeks Zambia’s Luangua and Zambezi Valleys on Safari with my wife Pamela. Read about my experiences, see images of the bush camps where we stayed and game we encountered. Anyone considering a Safari might welcome the Technical Notes about gear and the problems associated with capturing good images.

View full post »

Durga Puja – the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess, is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus, it is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. I was privileged be spend two weeks in Calcutta when I witnessed and photographed this colourful and much loved annual celebration and the people of this fascinating city.

View full post »